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  • Illinois lawmakers pass eavesdropping fix, bobcat hunting season

    Illinois lawmakers pass eavesdropping fix, bobcat hunting season
    The Illinois Senate on Thursday wrapped up its work for the year, leaving the Capitol after sending Gov. Pat Quinn measures that would create a bobcat hunting season in Illinois and put in place new rules regarding eavesdropping. The Senate's...
  • Ex-Quinn aide wins close vote to lead city-state sports body

    Ex-Quinn aide wins close vote to lead city-state sports body
    Gov. Pat Quinn is not short on late-inning drama as he prepares to leave office in about a month. A contentious 4-3 vote by the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority board allowed Quinn's former campaign manager, Lou Bertuca, 30, to become its new...
  • Rauner in D.C., backs state term limits, not federal

    Rauner in D.C., backs state term limits, not federal
    WASHINGTON — On a two-day swing through the nation's capital, Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he will meet Friday at the White House with his longtime acquaintance, President Barack Obama, after sessions Thursday with the Illinois...
  • The Rauner era has begun in Illinois

    The Rauner era has begun in Illinois
    When Speaker Michael Madigan adjourned the Illinois House last week, he closed with the traditional Latin phrase "sine die" or "until we meet again." That signaled adjournment until January when new lawmakers take their seats. That was it. Curtain...
  • Lawmakers overturn Quinn veto of higher speed limits for trucks

    Lawmakers overturn Quinn veto of higher speed limits for trucks
    State lawmakers on Tuesday rejected Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of legislation that increases the maximum speed limit from 55 mph to 60 for trucks on interstate highways in Cook County and suburban counties outside of heavily populated areas....
  • Rauner says Chicago minimum wage hike could make city less competitive

    Rauner says Chicago minimum wage hike could make city less competitive
    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner warned Tuesday that approving minimum wage hikes without enacting business reforms could hurt Chicago's competitiveness and worsen unemployment. As he sought to draw a dark picture of the state's finances before he takes...
  • Illinois lawmakers want to dismantle Freedom of Information Act

    Illinois lawmakers want to dismantle Freedom of Information Act
    Your lame duck legislature is fiddling with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act again. No good can come of that. Before they leave town this week, lawmakers with nothing to lose could be asked to vote on two bills, both of them designed to water...
  • Quinn pardons 126, including 1 of Dixmoor Five

     Quinn pardons 126, including 1 of Dixmoor Five
    Gov. Pat Quinn granted executive clemency to 126 people Wednesday, among them a man who was cleared of murder along with four others known as the Dixmoor Five but still faced a felony record for skipping out on bond during his trial. Quinn also denied...
  • Will Illinois see a minimum wage bump?

    Will Illinois see a minimum wage bump?
    The minimum wage sits in legislative limbo this week as state lawmakers convene during the last months of Pat Quinn's governorship. "My crystal ball is cloudy," said state Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie when asked about the prospects of a wage increase....
  • Obama Pushes Health Care Reform At AMA Conference

    Obama Pushes Health Care Reform At AMA Conference
    (WGN-AM)- President Barack Obama called the cost of health care a "ticking time-bomb" that threatens to slow the nation's economic recovery as he pushed a massive reform plan during an appearance in Chicago before the nation's largest doctors group....
  • Rauner right

    Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is right in asking outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn to freeze hiring. Not filling those vacant job spots for another few weeks will not bring the operating government to a stop. What might be in order are more job cuts in state...